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    Poland Expresses Strong Condemnation Over the Execution of a Swedish-Iranian Citizen

    On Sunday, the spokesperson for Poland’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement strongly condemning Iran’s execution of Habib Chaab, a Swedish-Iranian dual national. The Iranian government had accused Chaab of spearheading a separatist movement and participating in bomb attacks. 

    Chaab, a dissident activist, was accused of heading an Arab separatist movement responsible for bombings and other attacks in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province. Additionally, he was accused of involvement in a military parade attack in 2018 that claimed the lives of at least 25 people and injured 60 others.

    Iran made further claims, unsupported by evidence, that Chaab had connections to Swedish, Israeli, and US intelligence services.

    “Poland strongly condemns the execution of the Swedish-Iranian citizen Habib Chaab. We offer our condolences to his family and stand in solidarity with Sweden,”

    Lukasz Jasina wrote on Twitter.

    Chaab’s trial commenced in 2022, and his lack of legal representation and Swedish diplomats’ inability of meeting him despite protests from Stockholm authorities have raised concerns among human rights groups, including the Center for Human Rights in Iran.

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